Natural ballistic gel itself will last around 3 days when cast and without preservatives added. If you add our preservative “Extender” then the cast gel will last up to 6 weeks whist still being calibrated and can last up to 100 days in optimum conditions. For more information on Extender, please find this product in the Extra’s category.
Once your order has been placed, it will normally be with you within a week (7 days), but can sometimes take up to 14 days if we are exceptionally busy. We try to communicate any delays with our customers by email. Note: If you have checked out as a guest you will not receive automatic system updates or links to downloadable content due to GDPR laws.
For samples, e.g. ballistic gel (30g) it can sometimes take up to 4 weeks. This is dependant on the number of samples being requested as this is a non-profit product. If you have an urgent requirement for samples, please contact the team before placing your order.
For Ballistic Sims, e.g. Ballistic Sim Head it can sometimes take up to 6 weeks. This is because these items are classed as “custom” given the options available to our customers which can increase the build time. This will be communicated with the customer.
The amount of gel you need depends on the the application. Lower powered projectiles (such as standard airgun pellets) may only penetrate up to 9″, where a .308 rifle round may penetrate up to 30″ (depending on the range from the shooter to target). You can now use our calculator to work out how much gel powder is required to make a certain sized block.
With some products there may be a special requirement for getting an accurate result or to produce the product if you have chosen a non finished product. This will be stated on the product description. We also provide information sheets with all of our products to give you all of the information needed.
Yes. Some of our products are reusable, especially when our “Extender” preservative has been added. For more information, please feel free to contact the team.
Yes. Some of our products are ready to use. This is usually indicated on the product description. Powders and “by-the-pound” products generally need some preparation before use.
Ballistic analogue can be used in any application where you need to have an accurate tissue simulant or for analysing the path or impact of a projectile. Our gels and soaps are not just for the firearms industry and have been used in many different industries for many different projects; including engineering, medical and television.
Unwanted orders: If you change your mind… A notification for a refund on a new order must be made within 24 hours of an order being placed and may be subject to shipping charges for international or custom shipping. If the product has already left us, please ensure that the product is returned in it’s original packaging and without damage. Refunds in this case will exclude shipping charges. The return shipping charges and taxes will be payable by the customer. This excludes any custom product or products within the Ballistic Sim range (hands, torsos, heads, etc..) and ready to use gel blocks. Refunds are processed within 14 days.
Damaged Orders: If a product is damaged, please notify us within 24 hours of receiving your order. Evidence of damage must be provided and a case will be opened by the courier who may contact you for more information. On notice of satisfaction to the claim by the courier we will arrange a replacement or credit (no cash alternative can be provided). Custom products or products within the Ballistic Sim range may take longer to replace depending on the complexity of the product and current customer queues.
Other: If Defensible Ballistics is unable to fulfil an order a full refund can be provided in full.
Yes. There is a flat rate per country which is calculated when you enter your shipping address. If your country is not included, please email us before placing your order. Please note that Defensible Ballistics cannot cover taxes or other fees incurred when ordering outside of the UK.
Our opening hours are 9AM to 5PM – Monday to Friday. Production may continue on a Saturday, although the office will not be open.
You can order as much or as little as you need. If you would like to order a product that is not in stock, please contact us for more information.
Yes, we have trade accounts available on application. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pay by BACS, Paypal, Credit and Debit card. For Credit/Debt card payments, please click Paypal and then follow the “Pay by card” option. By BACS, we will contact you for payment before dispatching any orders.
A significant contribution to understanding the ballistic properties of pellets.
I tested different air rifle pellets through the gel and was impressed at the results. I was able to see how the pellets travelled and how the gel reacted to being shot. The brilliance of the gel is its ability to be melted down and re-used time and time again
On approaching Defensible with a somewhat complicated request, they offered invaluable help and advice. The service was impeccable - they sent out x 2 FBI gelatine blocks straight away, which we received in perfect condition the following day, along with instructions for use. We were able to consult Defensible on a number of occasions and was aways provided with much appreciated assistance.